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Accessing Court Records, Dockets, and Transcripts


Please note: Under Canadian law, courts are not required to produce publicly accessible transcripts of proceedings, and sometimes only an audio recording is available, if at all.


Provincial & Territorial

Private Companies

Some provinces use private companies to produce court transcripts, who charge for their services.

British Columbia:

  • Verbatim Words West Ltd. - Transcripts from provincial proceedings held in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, and Surrey.
  • J.C. Word Assist - Official Court Transcription Contractor for the Attorney-General of British Columbia for Mainland Vancouver, Vancouver Island, North B.C. Region, Interior B.C. Region, and Sunshine Coast.


Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

  • To obtain a transcript in Nova Scotia, you’ll need to order an “official record of proceeding” from the court and then take it to a private transcriptionist to have it transcribed. The form to order an official recording must be submitted in person.


  • To obtain a court transcript in Ontario, you must contact an independent, authorized court transcriptionist. Request forms can be found here and you can search for an authorized transcriptionist here.

Prince Edward Island

  • To obtain a transcript in PEI, you’ll need to order an audio recording (Fee: $20) of your hearing from the court, and then take it to a private transcriptionist to have it transcribed. Ordering the audio recording can only be done in person at the whichever court you are seeking the recording from.